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Temporary lights for new traffic signals at Boston junction

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Motorists are being warned to expect delays with the installation of new traffic signals at a Boston junction later this month.

Work will begin on the new lights at the junction of Norfolk Street and Witham Place, and is expected to last for four weeks.

Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place, along with a temporary pedestrian crossing.

The existing signals will be replaced with new equipment, which is more energy efficient, emits less carbon dioxide and requires less maintenance, reducing running costs.

The crossing will be fitted with puffin-type equipment that will be able to detect when people are using it, giving people the time they need to cross safely. The system will also monitor traffic flow to help ensure that vehicles aren’t waiting needlessly.

Tim Clark, principal engineer for traffic signals at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The new signals will be easier to maintain and much more energy efficient, making savings on annual running costs.

“And the puffin-style crossing will be safer for pedestrians, ensuring that they have time to cross without causing unnecessary delays to traffic.

“However, there will be some disruption while the work is carried out, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”